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Welcome to our salt marsh hub

In a biodiversity and climate crisis salt marsh is a superhero. Salt marshes are conservation areas, crucial for wildlife. They also help to protect us against global warming as they are better than rain forests at burying carbon.

We are lucky enough to have two salt marshes, one at Battery Point and the other at Portbury Wharf. Both of our salt marshes are so important they are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

From this page you can find links to fascinating information about our salt marshes. Though if you want all the main points in one page visit our original salt marshes page which gives a broad overview.

Salt Marsh Carbon

Salt marshes store carbon and they are very good at it!

Come and pick up a leaflet on Salt Marsh Day, 14th August. It is printed on A3 recycled paper and folds down to a handy pocket size.

Salt Marsh Leaflet front Salt Marsh Leaflet map


We would like to say thank you to Portishead Town Council who awarded us a grant to fund Portishead Salt Marshes Day.

The printing costs of these panels and the leaflet came out of that fund.

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Salt Marsh Noticeboard

Thanks to Councillor Nicola Holland for coming along to offically launch the new Salt Marsh Noticeboard. The noticeboard takes pride of place at Portbury Wharf Salt Marsh. It is located at the entrance near to Portishead Marina. The… Read More


Salt Marshes Day

Portishead Salt Marshes Day is on Saturday August 14th. It is a celebration of our salt marshes. We have two salt marshes locally, one by the Lake Grounds at Battery Point and the other at Portbury Wharf. They… Read More


Call for Salt Marsh Art

If you love wild places and care about the natural world, we need your help with our Call for Salt Marsh Art. As part of Portishead Salt Marsh Day, August 14th, we want a pictorial display. So we… Read More


Whimbrels passing through

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World Wetlands Day 2 February 2020

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